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  • Who: Juan Jimenez

  • What: Smallest aircraft, jet aircraft

  • Where: United States

The smallest jet aircraft is the home-built Bede BD-5J Microjet owned by Juan Jimenez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, which weighs 162 kg (358 lb), is 3.7 m (12 ft) long, has a 5.7 m (17 ft) wingspan, and can fly at 483 km/h (300 mph).

There are actually several hundred BD-5 aircraft flying, produced and sold in kit form by the Bede aircraft company. However, this is the smallest (by weight) jet engined example.

 

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